Tips and Techniques


Friday, 21 May 2010

At last!

The latest issue of Craft Stamper has finally arrived.  Our apologies for the delay but they literally only arrived this morning.  Heads have been jumped on, feet have been stamped ( no pun intended ) and we've been assured that they will be here on time in future.

Off-roading again!

We were off to Dunkeld again yesterday morning to enjoy a bit more off-roading. This time we were driving a £66,000 Range Rover, something that's been on my 'If I win the Lottery' list since I discovered the joys of off-roading.

The day, as before, was brilliant, helped in no small part by Gilbert, one of the Centre's Lead Instructors.  He has a great deal of patience and a fantastic way of teaching, so that anyone can develop and enjoy their off-road driving skills whatever their abilities.

While we were there the local wildlife made a few appearances in the form of a couple of herds of deer who were totally unfazed by the presence of a large lump of vehicle, or the brief appearance of an RAF jet as it thundered low overhead.  They only vanished when some quads noisily appeared and disappeared.

While we didn't quite manage to follow in the tracks of the deer we had great fun going up, down and round some seemingly impossible slopes.  So much so that I was absolutely knackered by the end of my session and glad to let Ross drive for a while.

I'm looking forward to going back again and trying one of the whole day courses.

Oh, and my 'Lottery List' Range Rover? I've replaced it with a Discovery 4, it's a much nicer drive. And I'm having it in purple! Now where did I put my Lottery ticket ...

Wednesday, 19 May 2010

Looking forward to my day off!

I am so looking forward to my day off tomorrow.  Despite it only being Wednesday today it seems to have been a very long week.  The joys of working weekends I suppose.

However I'm not planning on putting my feet up tomorrow. We are off to Dunkeld to go off-roading again, this time in a Range Rover.

The only drawback, apart from having to give it back again at the end, is I could only get a morning session which means a 6 a.m. rise for 7.30 a.m. departure!  It'll be worth it though as getting my own vehicle is definitely on my 'If I win the Lottery' list.  More details to follow

Sunday, 16 May 2010

Wee Wicca Babe is coming to Kitty Krafts!

Wee Wicca Babe, otherwise known as Debbi Glennie, is coming to Kitty Krafts on Saturday 12th June to demonstrate her skills.

Debbi is one of the top demonstrators in Scotland, if not the U.K., and will be demonstrating Pro Markers, stamping and lots of other things.  More details  to follow so keep an eye on the Blog.

She will be here from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., therer's no need to book and it's free!